Woman attacked and carjacked while getting her mail in Mississauga

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Published February 29, 2024 at 1:50 pm

Woman attacked and carjacked while getting mail in Mississauga.

A woman was attacked and carjacked as she stepped out of her vehicle to get her mail near the City Centre in Mississauga, prompting a plea from police to the public for help tracking down the culprit.

Robbery investigators with Peel Regional Police say the violent car heist took place on Feb. 8 at about 3:15 p.m. just northeast of the Hurontario Street/Eglinton Avenue intersection.

“The victim was operating her motor vehicle near Preston Meadow Avenue and Thornwood Road, where she stopped briefly at a community mailbox,” police said in a news release on Thursday, adding that as the woman stepped out of her car to get her mail, she was confronted by a man and assaulted.

“She was thrown to the ground and the suspect drove away in her car.”

The woman suffered minor physical injuries and was treated and then released from hospital, police said.

A short time after the attack and theft, police found the stolen car abandoned near James Austin Drive and Acorn Place, a few blocks south of the carjacking scene.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have been in those areas at the time of the carjacking or who may have dashcam footage to contact them.

They believe the culprit is linked to two getaway vehicles: a white Honda Civic with steel rims with possible damage to the passenger side rear quarter panel and a black Honda HR-V.

The man is described as South Asian, in his 20s, and he was wearing sunglasses and a blue coat with his face covered at the time of the carjacking.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 905-453–2121, ext. 3410, or Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

(Cover photo: Peel Regional Police X)

Video capture shows the suspect (in black) standing near the victim’s car just prior to the attack and carjacking. Photos below show getaway vehicles related to the crime. (Images: Peel Regional Police)

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